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Driver dies after vehicle plunges off bridge

Around 8:30 Wednesday night, the Batesville Fire Department responded to the Miller Creek...
Around 8:30 Wednesday night, the Batesville Fire Department responded to the Miller Creek Bridge on East Main.(Batesville Fire Dept.)
Updated: Aug. 1, 2019 at 1:56 PM CDT
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BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - A man was killed Wednesday evening after his vehicle rolled off a bridge.

Bryan David Vonalt, 56, died in the crash, Batesville Police Chief Alan Cockrill said.

Around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Batesville Fire Department responded to the Miller Creek Bridge on East Main.

Around 8:30 Wednesday night, the Batesville Fire Department responded to the Miller Creek...
Around 8:30 Wednesday night, the Batesville Fire Department responded to the Miller Creek Bridge on East Main.(Batesville Fire Dept.)

According to a news release posted on social media, first responders found an overturned vehicle on the railroad tracks.

Cockrill said the vehicle left the road on the east side of East Main and the driver lost control, striking a sign, becoming airborne. From there, the vehicle flipped several times down an embankment coming to rest on a nearby railroad track.

Vonalt was hoisted to the top of the bridge and taken to the hospital, where he later died.

Survival Flight, according to the post, landed on the scene to assist Vital Link EMS.

Around 8:30 Wednesday night, the Batesville Fire Department responded to the Miller Creek...
Around 8:30 Wednesday night, the Batesville Fire Department responded to the Miller Creek Bridge on East Main.(Batesville Fire Dept.)

The accident is still under investigation, Cockrill said.

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